If you have never made a smoothie before you might be wondering exactly where to start. Should you use fresh produce, or frozen? Almond milk, or cow’s milk? Should you add ice? And what are these “green smoothies” everyone keeps talking about?
The truth is that there is no right or wrong way to make a smoothie. It’s all about preference. If you prefer fresh fruit and ice, then go for it. If adding spinach makes you feel good, then throw some in. The possibilities are endless. The goal is to create a smoothie that packs a nutritional punch in a flavor combination that gets your taste buds smiling.
Most people fail to meet the recommended 3-5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. If you’re one of those people, then smoothies might be a great way to get your feet moving in the right direction. My advice is to add whatever will leave you wanting more.
Let’s try out a few scenarios. If, for example, you crave an extra creamy consistency, then add a little yogurt. Yogurt is a great way to add a little protein, not to mention a healthy dose of probiotics. Feeling ready to experiment with some greens? Then start small. There is no need to fill the entire blender with kale on your first time out of the gate. Start with mostly fruit and add just enough greens to remain within your comfort zone. Once you’re feeling ready you can always add more. Not too enthusiastic about a kale and spinach smoothie? Then just stick to fruit for a while. Fruit offers a bounty of nutrients, including free radical squashing antioxidants!
Still not quite sure where to start? Simply wander over to the recipe section of our website for a few ideas. Again, there are no rules and the possibilities are endless! So what are you waiting for? Dive in and see where the smoothie life takes you. And, as always, happy blending!